Q: How many winners are there?
A: Three winners will be recognized this year, however, there is a slight change from last year as there will be no region associated with each winner. Runner-ups may be selected and notified following closure of the application deadline.
Q: Can I nominate someone else?
A: Yes, you can nominate someone else using the same application process. Simply upload the documentation as part of the application with your relationship to the nominee outlined in the Letter of Interest (LOI). The process to nominate
someone else requires fewer supporting files.
Q: Who are we addressing the letters to?
A: The letters should be addressed to SWANA at their headquarter location: 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note that all letters should be included in the online application packet and not actually mailed
to this address.
Q: When are the applicants and winners contacted?
A: The nominees and applicants will be notified the week of August 14th of their application or award status. Announcements to the public will be live the week of WASTECON (September 27, 2023).
Q: How do we obtain an employer letter of recommendation if we are self-employed?
A: In lieu of a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s immediate supervisor, please acquire an additional letter of recommendation from a different professional in the industry with over 10 years of work experience (therefore,
two letters in total).